September 22nd, 2013



I had intended taking my camera out and about on Saturday - but, in the end, I spent quite a bit of the morning in Derby Square in Douglas - because that is where my local tyre place is situated and I had a flat one. So - a square, then...but I didn't take the camera...

However - here is one I prepared earlier! This is a photo I took in the centre of that very square a few years ago -

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National Tyres and Autocare are about 20 yards to the left of the houses in the picture.

The statue fascinates me. For about 5 years my office was on the other side of Derby Square, and I used to walk in that central garden quite often - and the man in the fishing hat, clutching the naked lady, whilst kneeling on a shaggy dog, always drew my eye. I finally discovered that it is called 'Rescued' and was by a sculptor called Frank Mowbray Taubman. And that it depicts 'the embrace of a prehistoric man and wife after she was attacked by a wolf which he sits astride after killing it'.

It still looks like a man in a fishing hat to me!